What is the true identity of the world’s first superhero? Should we look back to Gilgamesh? Achilles? Hanuman? Samson? Robin Hood? Ōgon Bat? Buck Rogers?… Read More »Popeye and Bluto: film’s first superheroes?
With 1.5 million individual drawings sketched, transferred to transparent cells, hand coloured and composited into over 350 thousand frames… Walt changed the game when it… Read More »100 Years of Cinema: The Making of Snow White
Kurosawa Every Frame a Painting presents a really excellent study of movement in the films of Akira Kurosawa. If you’re even vaguely interested in film,… Read More »The aesthetics of Kurosawa and Disney: Composing Movement
The evolution of Mickey Mouse’s appearance is interesting… but not nearly as interesting as his pre-history and the business and technical factors wrapped up in… Read More »Animation History: The Surprising History of Mickey Mouse
Alan Becker: Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston’s 12 Principles of Animation (and a bit of the beauty of maths)
Alan Becker breaks down key elements of animation from Thomas and Johnston’s Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life. Recommended. Slow in, Slow Out; or, (Sine)… Read More »Alan Becker: Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston’s 12 Principles of Animation (and a bit of the beauty of maths)